Re: linux-2.4.10-pre5

Rik van Riel (
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 19:39:15 -0300 (BRST)

On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> (Ugly secret: because I tend to have tons of memory, I sometimes do
> find tree1 tree2 -type f | xargs cat > /dev/null

This suggests we may want to do agressive readahead on the
inode blocks.

They are small enough to - mostly - cache and should reduce
the amount of disk seeks quite a bit. In an 8 MB block group
with one 128 byte inode every 8 kB, we have a total of 128 kB
of inodes...



IA64: a worthy successor to the i860.

- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to More majordomo info at Please read the FAQ at